Who Is Ruby Barker, AKA Marina in ‘Bridgerton’?
*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
It’s been over two weeks since Shonda Rhimes dropped her latest series, Bridgerton, on Netflix. And we can’t exactly say we’re surprised that the show has exceeded our expectations (which probably explains why it's become one of the most-watched TV shows on the streaming service right now).
If you’ve already watched the popular series, then you’ve probably fallen in love with the majority of the characters including Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dyenevor), the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), Anthony Bridgerton (Johnathan Bailey and of course Ruby Barker, the actress who plays one of our other favorite characters, Marina Thompson.
So, who exactly is Barker? Keep reading for everything we know.
1. WHO IS Ruby Barker?
Barker is a 24-year-old British actress best known for her role in the CBBC's hit fantasy drama, Wolfblood. She was born and brought up in Glasgow and attended Tadcaster Grammar School in England to study drama and theatre. And by the looks of her Instagram, it seems the TV star enjoys painting and traveling in her spare time.
2. WHAT IS ‘Bridgerton’?
Based on best-selling romance author Julia Quinn’s book series of the same name, Bridgerton follows Daphne, the eldest daughter in a very powerful family. She searches for true love in a competitive marriage market. However, this proves to be a challenge when her older brother steps in to rule out several potential suitors. And when she meets the rebellious Duke of Hastings, their natural chemistry starts to outweigh Daphne's aversion to his bad-boy demeanor.
The series, which takes place in London in the early 1800s, also commonly known as the Regency Period, also stars Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte), Ben Miller (Lord Featherington), Nicola Coughlan (Penelope Featherington) and Luke Newton (Colin Bridgerton). Not to mention, the iconic Julie Andrews stars as the series' narrator, Lady Whistledown.
3. WHAT ELSE HAS SHE STARRED IN?
At age 11, she made her first TV appearance in a commercial for the Royal Bank of Scotland's "Money Sense" campaign. Since then, she’s done a handful of theater productions and even landed two guest leads on BBC’s Doctors. In addition to her latest role as Marina (a cousin to the Featherington sisters), Barker has also played her first lead part in an independent feature film, How To Stop A Recurring Dream, which is set to be released in the not too distant future.
So, while we may not have seen too much of Barker before, we have a feeling she’s going to start popping up on our screens a lot more in the upcoming years.
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